World’s largest cork producer Amorim buys new wine estate

Jane Ryan

26 July 2018

Portugal’s Amorim family has acquired Tabodella, an old estate in the classic Dão region.

Located in Silvã de Cima between two valleys – Pereiro valley and Sequeiros Valley – Tabodella is one of the largest vineyards in the region with 40ha of planted vines.

Amorim is hopeful that the impressive house and its surrounding garden will lure in a healthy wine tourism trade, bulked by its plans to create a visitor’s centre.

‘Since our first acquisition in the Douro Valley almost 19 years ago, we found it was the time and the right opportunity to acquire a property in which we really believe and where it will be possible to develop a project of great quality, according to the strategy outlined by the family with regard to the wine business and remarkable quintas in Portugal,’ said  Luisa Amorim.

With Tabodella’s soils composed mostly with white and black granite, as well as limestone, quartz and orthoclase, the wines are usually fresh, with elegance and longevity.

Initially the Amorim family is going to start experimenting with the vineyard’s harvest, before launching a wine in 2020.

‘Dão is for us one of the most emblematic and promising regions of the country, home to great wines with a classic profile and enormous longevity, a historical and unique terroir that not only demonstrates the full potential of Touriga Nacional and Encruzado, but also of traditional varieties,’ said Luisa Amorim.

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